BEST WESTERN PLUS Yosemite Way Station Motel
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
- Pets allowed
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... for bears, however none appeared on the way in - there was quite a bit of visible fire damage however, from the recent bushfires. Eventually we made it to Yosemite Village, after stopping to take some photos of El Capitan - the biggest granite monolith in the world, rising more than 3,000 ft from the valley floor. We turned a corner and it was simply there before us, reaching into the sky - an absolute marvel. This is apparently a ...
... under the stars. The film was a collection of memories of staff from the 1930s to 1960s at the camp, when the car park would be flooded in winter to provide a skating rink and people came from miles around to witness the nightly Firefall.
It seems incomprehensible now that such an event should have taken place, much less that it happened nightly for almost 90 years. Once darkness fell, tourists and locals alike would gather in the car parks, on the roads, in the ...
Day 1: Tuolomne to Sunrise High Sierra Camp
Planned departure at 0900 so up early.
Very easy to get out of bed as had been frozen all night and by morning had all my clothes on already. The lower temperature had been welcome but overnight it had dropped to below freezing. As I wrapped up and went to the shared showers I saw that practically all the other tents had their fires going. We missed a trick.
Met a ...
... our big Yosemite day.
Day 2: we power up with cereal for brekkie and head out for the drive. It's a long drive there. It takes us 1 hour 15 mins to get to the entrance and another 45 mins to get to our first stop Glacier Point. The drive there is windy but stunning. Gorgeous landscape.
There are points along the way where we stop and appreciate what is sitting in front of us and to take happy snaps. There are lots of tourists here ...
... which got us free entry into the park!).....
(We stopped for petrol in a small town where we purchased a lotto ticket for the $257 million Powerball Lottery - which we intend to win (drawn on Weds 11th) so that we can buy that Lake Tahoe place we talked of earlier ;-)...)
As we approached Yosemite we were not disappointed, there are truly no words to describe the size and beauty of this place. Every turn brings an even more grand and spectacular sight. ...